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Continuing our series of ‘Hidden Gems’; where we reveal the local jewellery boutiques and shops we love and trust in London, we focus our attention this week on a Scandinavian secret. Hidden behind the brash and busy eastern end of Upper Street in Islington, Camden Passage is home to the minimalist gem that is Ruberg.

The highstreet might be grinding to a halt, but luckily we all still have access to the internet.

For anyone searching for a modern yet timeless engagement ring, London based designer Rachel Boston is the jeweller of the moment.

London jewellery boutique EC One is a long-standing favourite amongst those in the know in the jewellery industry, for many reasons.

One of the main reasons I started The Cut was due to something I kept hearing from girls looking for an engagement ring, time and time again: 'I don't want anything too blingy'...literally every other email I received said the same thing.

Last week we visited the pretty London enclave of Primrose Hill, where jewellery designers Zoe & Morgan have created their new boutique space, showcasing a beautiful selection of handmade, delicate and style-focused jewellery and - most importantly for me - their new collection of engagement and wedding rings. 

EC One has been one of our trade secrets for a long time. Having struck gold almost 20 years ago with a bustling and vibrant location in busy Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, just round the corner from London’s main trade jewellery district Hatton Garden, the shop and its owners have carved out their own perfect retail niche.

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